OPP officer hurt in crash

SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY TWP. - An OPP officer suffered minor injuries following an early-morning crash on Highway 400, Thursday,

Firefighters from Springwater and Tay townships battled a blaze at a farmhouse on Floss Road 8 west of Ushers Sideroad north of Barrie Friday afternoon. There were no injuries and it is believed the house was unoccupied at the time. CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER

Farmhouse gutted by fire

Firefighters from Springwater and Tay townships battled a blaze at a farmhouse on Floss Road 8 west of Ushers Sideroad north of Barrie Friday afternoo

A group of young athletes based out of the Coldwater Curling Club recently competed in the regional championships in Chesley as Zone 10 'B' Champions. In the back row, from left, are Cameron Vanbodegom and Dylan Niepage. In the middle row, from left, are Evan Johnson, Evan Running and Anna McMenemy. In the front row, from left, are Sarah Marchildon, Alexandra Bertolo, Kimberly Taylor (in plaid). SUBMITTED

Curlers sweep into regionals

A group of athletes based out of the Coldwater Curling Club competed last weekend in the regional championships in Chesley as Zone 10 'B' Champs.

Garbage can damage

A Barrie man used a garbage can to cause several hundred dollars in damage to an apartment building lobby Friday morning.

A young ice angler proudly holds a yellow perch caught in Lake Simcoe, off Innisfil Beach Park, during the Fishing for Tyler derby. MIRIAM KING/QMI AGENCY

Finesse your ice-fishing skills

Ice safety, the effect of invasive species and how to “finesse” ice-fishing techniques were just some of the topics covered at an ice-fishing clinic.

Garrett Rank lines up his putt during a practice round at the Barrie Country Club this past September in anticipation of the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Tournament. Rank, who won that tournament, is also a hockey referee during the winter months. He officiated his first NHL game earlier this month in Buffalo. BARRIE EXAMINER FILE PHOTO

Golf champ refs in NHL

Garrett Rank, who won the 2014 Canadian Mid-Amateur golf championship in Barrie, doesn't just sit around all winter and wait for the snow to melt.

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